An Ozone Park, Queens couple has been arrested after their 12-year-old daughter told authorities about the abuse that she endured at their hands, including being isolated, beaten and starved down to just 58 pounds. Rajesh Ranot, 46, the child's father, and Sheetal Ranot, 31, her stepmother, are bein ... More >>
Fourteen-year-old Noel Estevez is accused of fatally stabbing Timothy Crump, also 14, outside of their middle school in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. Estevez was initially charged with murder and was to be tried as an adult, but on July 1, a grand jury voted to indict the teen for a lesse ... More >>
After a three-year wait, a 31-year-old East New York man has been convicted on second-degree murder charges for beating his girlfriend's baby daughter to death. On March 24, 2010, around 9 p.m., 22-year-old Candace Jones of Corona, Queens, went to work, leaving her boyfriend, Allen Shannon, to wat ... More >>
Why the 23-year reign of Charles Hynes must end
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who plans on running for mayor in 2013, released a report over the weekend on child deaths in the City -- calling on the Administration for Children's Services to implement a more comprehensive system for assessing cases of abuse and neglect. De Blasio argued ... More >>
Its organizer sits in jail for raping his daughter. And the parade of his sympathizers marches on.
If you were excited about yesterday's news that New York City's unemployment rate had dipped, think again. Private businesses may have added 40,000 jobs last month, but if you're a city employee, watch out: The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg's quarterly budget modification, announced ye ... More >>
The feds were hoping that U visas, a special class of visa for undocumented immigrants who report crimes to the authorities, would encourage "silent victims" who feared deportation to step forward and help law enforcement, and build trust between police and immigrant communities. U visa holde ... More >>
Police believe this young man, about 17 years old and 5'8", shot a 71-year-old man in the face Saturday in commission of a robbery on Grant Avenue neat Bronx Science High. The victim is in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital. If you know anything, please call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIP ... More >>
The young woman we told you about yesterday, whom police found wandering with no recollection of her name or background, is getting some press attention. Now in the custody of the city's Administration for Children's Services, she says "I want to know who I am, and what happened to me." Among the sk ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Monday, June 8, 2009 at 5:34 p.m. LOCATION: 724 East 222 Street, The BronxPolice have arrested 20-year-old Naisha Riley, of Radcliff Ave in the Bronx, in connection with the murder and assault of her infant son at 724 East 222nd St. Riley is accused of shaking and beating the ... More >>
. . . And the kids lost the battle of P.S. 122
Nixzmary's biological dad shows up in court as 'friend' of identity theft defendant
Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned
The suicide of a 14-year-old boy
Nixzmary Brown was buried today, in a Brooklyn cemetery. The case of the 7-year-old Bedford-Stuyvesant girl, who police say was tortured, sexually abused, and then killed by her stepfather, will burn in the minds of New Yorkers for years to come. At a news conference, Brooklyn District Attorney Char ... More >>
Remembrance of Things Past
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Fraction of Voters to Decide on Rudy's Referendum
Giuliani's suppressed report on homeless youth
Consuelo fontaine called for help after she fled her allegedly abusive husband so the city tried to take her kids away. Her story is increasingly common.